Although MKV offers a richer media experience than any other current format With the features such as alternate audio tracks, multilingual subtitles and chapter points. However, it is not welcomed by Plex Media Sever. In Plex official site, it said that Plex for PlayStation app does not currently support Direct Playing of MKV container videos. That’s why so many people have MKV on Plex playback issue on Reddit.
According to Plex media server supported format, if you want to play your local MKV file on Plex, you’d better convert MVK to MP4. And for Direct Streaming, you also need to keep this MP4 video with AAC audio and 20Mbps or lower bitrate. This need your MKV Converter has the ability of allowing consumers to adjust the video parameters.
Considering the features of easy-to-use and economy, I recommend Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate. It is powerful enough to convert any MKV file to Plex supported MP4, AVI, MOV, etc and enables you to change video size, bitrate, codec, frame rate and audio sample rate, channel, etc. Its intuitive interface can make you know the next step clearly. The most important is that it now is only for $45.5 – the cheapest price for a Video Converter Ultimate product since Pavtube is offering Cyber Monday Coupon.
Its Mac verison Pavtube iMedia Converter Ultimate is much cheaper in Pavtube Thanksgiving & Black Friday & Cyber Monday Coupon. It supports El Capitan system so you can convert MKV to Plex Media server on mac OS X El Capitan without any issue.
Free download and install
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.cn/blu-ray-video-converter-ultimate/
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-Video-Converter-Ultimate/3000-2194_4-75938564.html
How to convert MKV to Plex Media Server with just 3 clicks?
Step 1: Add MKV file
Click “File” to load your MKV file to this app. It supports batch conversion so you can add more one file at a time. And you can choose your wanted subtitle and audio in the chapter list.
Step 2: Choose target format
Press “Format” icon. In the drop-down list, you can see many profiles. Find your target format in “HD Video” or “Common Video”. I suggest MP4 format so you can choose HD MP4 or “H.264 High profile MP4”.
Tip: If you are not sure the output video parameters, you can click “Settings”. Reset the audio codec to AAC and video bitrate to 20Mbps or lower. You can preview the video size and parameters at the below chart.
Step 3: Start to convert MKV to Plex
Simply hit “Convert” at the bottom right corner to start to convert MKV to MP4 for Plex. Once the conversion ends, open the output folder to locate the video.
Plex enables you to share movies on TV, PS3, Xbox One, Android, iOS, and other DLNA-certified devices locally via home network connection, or remotely, as long as you have a Internet connection. So now, you can play this MKV file via Plex on your various multimedia players.
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